How can universities leverage their pandemic reputation boost?

In October 2022, Head of The World 100 Reputation Network, Mark Sudbury contributed to an article for Times Higher Education. The piece explored whether universities were able to achieve a reputational gain during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily through related research. This topic was also the focus of The World 100 Reputation Network's research in 2020/2021, giving Mark a unique perspective within the discussion. 

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Government engagement as a driver for future reputation

A key session at the World 100 Reputation Network annual conference in Montreal in October 2022 focused on how universities are engaging with governments in the post-pandemic world and using those relations as a key driver of institutional reputation.

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How do universities stand out? Emerging findings from the W100 research project

We explore some initial results from 2021/2021 World 100 research project from the first audience surveyed, global academics

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Commonwealth Games: A case study in higher education marketing

If you watched the 2022 commonwealth games, even if just for 15 minutes, you won’t have failed to notice the prominent marketing of a certain Midland-based university. World 100 member, The University of Birmingham, was front and centre of nearly every shot of the sporting action.

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What’s trending in reputation?

Head of World 100 Mark Sudbury discusses some of the trends in global higher education reputation emerging from discussions at recent conferences, helping to set the scene for our conference in October

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REF 2021: Performance, reputation & impact

This week saw the long-awaited publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results, more than seven years since the last exercise (REF 2014). Undertaken by representative higher education funding bodies of the four nations of the UK, it the most comprehensive evaluation of the research impact of UK universities.

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2022 Impact Rankings: Three Key Insights

With the rankings still in their relative infancy, there was a change in the methodology for 2022 to include SDG 17 ‘partnerships for the goals, and, as a result, we have a lot more movement in the rankings compared to the more established world rankings tables. We look at a few of the key trends and observations of this year’s release and explore what the future may hold for them

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Hashtag Higher Ed: Three Key Takeaways

April 2022 saw the debut of Time Higher Education’s new event series for marcomms professionals, Hashtag HigherEd. The conference, hosted by Warwick Business School at the iconic Shard in London, brought together speakers and delegates from both university and other sectors to discuss issues such as branding, social media, sustainability, recruitment, quality of education and international students.

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Research Seminar | The Reputation Opportunity (Member Only)

We will be running two seminars for our members where we will present key findings from our 2020/2021 research project, The Reputation Opportunity, and give members the opportunity to join the discussion.

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The Importance of the Public as a Key Audience

The general public was one of the focuses of the World 100 Network annual research project, just published, which set out to understand whether the high profile of academic faculty during the pandemic has led to institution reputational benefit.

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We Met At Last – World 100 networking returns

November saw the first World 100 in-person event since the end of 2019 when members and other delegates came together for the World 100 Conference in Manchester. ‘World 100 Live’ was the destination of this meeting; a special event designed for members to share insights and experiences from their university since we last met

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Internationalisation, reputation and rankings – what happen next?

How has internationalisation been impacted by the pandemic? And what are the changes driving global reputation in a sector dominated by globalisation and fierce competition, when international visibility has never been more crucial for success. These topics formed the background to a recent session at Times Higher Education’s Leadership and Management Summit.

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